Mervyn King has revealed that a break from practice in August helped freshen his game ahead of his win at the European Darts Grand Prix last weekend.
King beat Simon Whitlock and Michael Smith in last-leg deciders in the semi-finals and final respectively, and the world number 11 was delighted that he could maintain his consistency throughout the three-day competition.
The 48-year-old told PDC.TV: "I had a break during August - I just needed it and I felt I was burning myself out - but I've come back and this has happened!
"In the previous finals, I ran out of steam and wasn't really challenging, but in this one, I was there. He missed a couple of doubles and I took full advantage of it - I pounced on him and was there ready and hungry.
"I've never been the most consistent player in the world, but this is a great start to the latter part of the season."
King will be hoping to continue his impressive form at the World Grand Prix in Dublin next month.